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11/04/2017 1:00 pm

Bishop Declan Lang comments on the fall in global executions

Bishop Declan Lang, Bishop of Clifton and the lead Bishop for international affairs, has called on the UK government to prioritise its work against the death penalty and use new trade agreements as an opportunity to promote human rights. Bishop Declan’s call comes as new figures published on Tuesday 11 April, show that there were 1,032 recorded executions in 2016 – a decrease of 37% on the previous year.

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10/04/2017 9:00 am

Catholic leaders in England united in prayer with the Coptic community after deadly explosions in two Coptic churches in Egypt

"It is with deep sorrow and sadness that we learned of the bombing of St George's Coptic church (Mar Girgis) in the city of Tanta in the Nile Delta, and the explosion outside St Mark’s Coptic church in Alexandria. Both blasts took place during a Palm Sunday service, where traditionally palm branches are blessed as a symbol of peace. Nothing can justify these atrocious acts of terrorism."

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08/04/2017 11:01 am

Nuncio appointed to Great Britain

His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain His Excellency Edward Joseph Adams, titular Archbishop of Scala and formerly Apostolic Nuncio to Greece. 

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07/04/2017 2:00 pm

Leicester Imam Ibrahim Mogra talks about his meeting with the Pope

Sheykh Ibrahim Mogra, Co-Chair of the Christian Muslim Forum and one of two imams from Leicester invited by Cardinal Vincent Nichols to meet with Pope Francis, talks to the BBC about the historic discussions. Four imams from the UK met with the Pope in Rome on Wednesday 5 April 2017

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05/04/2017 10:30 am

Papal Audience with UK Muslim Leaders

His Holiness Pope Francis today, 5 April, welcomed four UK Muslim leaders who came with Cardinal Nichols for a private meeting in the Vatican to promote dialogue and close collaboration on social action in the United Kingdom.

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04/04/2017 11:04 pm

Cardinal takes four UK Muslim Leaders to meet Pope Francis

Cardinal Vincent Nichols is taking four imams to meet Pope Francis in the Vatican - the first official delegation of Muslim leaders from the UK to meet the Pope. 

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03/04/2017 4:00 pm

Bishop Richard Moth on the Prisons and Courts Bill

Bishop Richard Moth spoke out last week as the landmark Prisons and Courts Bill continued its passage through Parliament As the Bishop for prisons, Bishop Moth continues to encourage government to understand prisons as places of reform and growth, and not just of punishment. As the bill progresses, Bishop Moth will continue to engage closely with the legislation.

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03/04/2017 12:00 pm

CCEE’s Symposium on young people concludes in Barcelona

Friday 31 March, saw the conclusion of the Symposium in Barcelona on accompanying young people, organised by the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE). The meeting, which began Tuesday 28 March, was attended by 275 experts from all over Europe who work for the Bishops’ Conferences in the various sectors linked with accompanying young people: Youth, Vocations, University, School and Catechesis. 

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